The Education Act, 1998 sets down the role of the Parent Association:
‘The Parent Association works with the principal, staff and the Board of Management to build effective partnership of home and school.
Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.
The Parent Association can advise the principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy, e.g. Bullying, Safety, Homework, Enrolment, Behaviour problems etc.
Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.
The Parent Association is a support for parents in the school.
The Parent Association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.
The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.’
The see the constitution of the Loreto Bray Parents Association please click here
http://www.npcpp.ie/ National Parents Council
http://www.cspa.ie/ Catholic Schools Parents Association
http://www.education.ie/ Dept of Education & Science
http://www.ncca.ie/ National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
http://www.scoilnet.ie/ Website for Students, Parents and Teachers
http://www.schooldays.ie/ Useful resource for Parents & Teachers